Introduction to Humanism Part 1

Here is part 1 of a short 2-part video series produced by Humanists UK where a series of engaging speakers explore different aspects of Humanism. We’ll post part 2 in a week or so…

Includes interviews with Richard Dawkins, A C Grayling, Tim Minchin, Andrew Copson, Polly Toynbee, Rumi Hassan, Philip Pullman, and Zoe Margolis.

Growing up in a Vicarage

An article by David Flory

October 2020

I grew up in a loving, safe and privileged family. I have very fond memories of my childhood and I am very grateful to my parents and siblings for the environment that they, we, created at home.

I feel it important to stress this at the start and also to stress that I still have an excellent relationship with all members of my family and that I value those relationships and do all I can to keep them close and positive.

I should also state that I am a humanist – factually I am an atheist although that somehow feels a little more radical as a term and so I prefer Humanist.

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Last Rights: The Case for Assisted Dying

Joan and Tony Mason, founding members of the Ludlow and Marches Humanists group, have kindly donated a copy of the book Last Rights: The Case for Assisted Dying, which seeks to spark a grown-up conversation about dying in the UK. Learn more about the book in this profile from the Dignity in Dying website.

Written by Sarah Wootton and Lloyd Riley, this book has become part of the library for Ludlow and Marches Humanists. Sarah is Chief Executive of Dignity in Dying and daughter of our member Seonaid Wootton. Sarah was due to be our speaker in April but sadly Covid-19 intervened. Hopefully Sarah will be able to come to Ludlow at some future date.